Every part of history is made of certain unforgettable events. From huge wars, to worldwide agreements, we learn about them no matter what. When looking at the history of fashion, the Met Gala is definitely an impactful event.
The Met Gala is a collaboration of creativity between the celebrity and the designer. To follow the corresponding theme, the designer should create a memorable piece of clothing, and the celebrity should choose to wear it.
Walking down the red carpet, paparazzi and reporters would be everywhere. The flash goes off while you stroll down with your huge gown behind you balancing your weird looking hat on your head.
The Met Gala is all about going full mode and following the theme. No matter how out of the box it is, it is achievable. You just have to clear your mind and go wild!
This year, as always, we are surprised with the theme, being: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”. Many had believed this was a very controversial theme where a fair amount of conservative Catholics may feel offended. But au contraire! It’s a chance to take the garments worn in church and add the fashionable crazy touch.
Designers such as Balenciaga and Versace have previously done that, creating a whole collection inspired by the catholic garments.
Hosting the event will be the one and only Anna Wintour, alongside Donatella Versace, Rihanna, and Amal Clooney. The hosts themselves have always perfectly followed the themes and stood out on the red carpet, so let’s see what’s in store for this year.
The Met Gala is not only about showing off your creativity, but an organized event that one can’t miss. Other than mingling with your Grammy and Oscar winning friends, you are afforded the privilege of viewing works of fine art at one of the world’s most prestigious museums.
This year, over 150 pieces will be part of the exhibition. Versace and Balenciaga will have pieces from their catholic inspired collections shown. Joining the exhibition will also be a set of pieces by Coco Chanel – who was raised by nuns, and John Galliano’s Fall 2000 collection for Dior – which had included a pope-like figure on the runway. What’s even more exciting is that actual working garments from the Vatican will be on display in a separate exhibition as well!
So to all the guests invited, be daring and follow the theme to the fullest. As for the designers, don’t hesitate to go crazy, and get inspired from the previous collections! See you on the 30th of April.
Image courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art